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« on: November 25, 2009 11:35:53 PM »

Yes, I read of the manga. I especially love Fullmetal Alchemist and one of my favorite characters is Hawkeye's dog, Black Hayate. He's so cute I wanted to make a bag with him all over.

It's a smallish messenger bag, big enough for a book, my wallet, and some odds and ends.

I'm pretty proud of it. I made collages of the manga pages in photo shop and cut and treated several 8.5x11 sheets of twill with bubble jet set so that I could print the collages directly onto the fabric. Then I dyed the fabric with coffee (it was a little too white before I did that). And I just put together a simple messenger bag pattern that fit the pieces.

It was the first time I used those awesome magnetic closures. I LOVE those.

The full back collage with the flap.

One side . . .

And the other.

Oooh, there's a zipper pocket inside! I did use the zipper tutorial on the tutes list for that.

I decided not to coffee dye the little applique piece with just puppy Hayate on it so that he would stand out a little bit more. I like this bag so much, I'll probably end of making more in this style. Though, if I do do this again, I will remember to do the coffee dye on the fabric before I treat it for printing because, even after the solution is washed out the treated fabric soaks in color crazy much. So the bag is a little browner than I had originally intended and I had some issues getting the bottom and the strap (the only untreated pieces in the finished bag) to come close to matching the other bits. Also, the strap is a little wide, though I think I might just go back and fix that.

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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2009 04:19:06 AM »

Great job - LOVE the fabric

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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2009 11:49:25 AM »

Absolutely Fabulous!  Great job!

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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2009 05:58:13 PM »


<.<  erm *clears throat*

Anyway Cheesy  The bag looks fabulous, both the fabric and construction!  That's such an awesome idea- I hope you do end up making more of them! Smiley

« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2009 07:06:16 PM »

Too cool!  Love your collage work on the fabric, and the bag came out really great!

« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2009 02:50:56 PM »

Love the bag! 
I happen to be a huge fan of FMA as well... speaking of which, i need to finish watching it eventually.  I bought the dvds over a year ago....
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2009 02:46:54 AM »

Oh wow this is incredible! That fabric looks incredible... I can't stop saying the word incredible after seeing this lol.

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